Ever since the screenshot of Cloud Strife taking cover from MAGIC 2017 went viral, fans have gone bananas! They feel as though it’s a “copy and paste” scenario of Final Fantasy XV. In a recent issue of Weekly Famitsu, Mr. Tetsuya Nomura himself cleared the air in an interview:
“Because there was an imperfection in the interpretation of an interview we did at the site of MAGIC 2017 I will explain here”.
“Battles are not command-based, they’re action-based. Regarding cover actions, there are places where they could done on the map, but they are not required. Because it’s seamless, I showed that there could be actions in response to various scenes.
“The Guard Scorpion battle has map destruction and a great number of attacks that weren’t in the original, so it has become a much flashy battle. If you look closely, I think that you can see that they’re a number of missiles are coming down.”
Before you begin to start to set flames to all things Square Enix, let us remember that FF7 is well over 20 years old. It makes absolute no sense to have a game that’s a decade old go back to its roots in gameplay. We live in a modern world now, I think it’s time to play the Final Fantasy series as if you were within the game itself. As long as the plot does not get changed in any way why should it matter to anyone that the game play is being “upgraded”? If anything, I would welcome whole-heartedly of a copy and paste (within reason of course FF15 was NOT prefect) of FF15. Ironically enough, FF15 had a command system-esque like system called “Wait”. It would be nice to see this implemented as an option in the remake for veteran players.
At the end of the day the Final Fantasy 7: Remake is exactly what it is…a REMAKE. So lets just sit back, relax, and wait for the game play trailers. Screenshots never do a game, as iconic as FF7, justice. So far, this is a PlayStation 4 exclusive. No confirmed date on release.